Wonder what Mindy Kaling was like as a kid? You'll get to find out in a new semi-autobiographical comedy created by Kaling and ordered by Netflix.
The untitled, half-hour coming-of-age comedy is based on Kaling's childhood and explores the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl.
Kaling will serve as a writer and executive producer. Co-creator Lang Fisher, who collaborated with the star on the Fox/Hulu comedy "The Mindy Project," will serve as showrunner.
“Netflix approached me about doing a series on young Mindy,” Kaling recent told Variety. “I wasn’t as interested in telling a period piece about an Indian girl growing up in the ’80s, but I told them I’d love to do a show about a 15 year old Indian girl now.”
Kaling has kept busy since the end of "The Mindy Project" in 2017. She co-created NBC's "Champions," is developing an anthology series based on "Four Weddings and a Funeral," and co-starred in "A Wrinkle in Time" and "Ocean's 8." She also wrote and stars in the upcoming "Late Night" opposite Emma Thompson.